Monday, October 20, 2014

Paine Intermediate Math Blog


The math classroom today looks different from what many of us remember.  One of the most important goals is that students learn how to think critically about mathematical concepts.  Research reveals that in addition to math content, critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity are skills we should develop in our students.  This translates to the math classroom through real-world problems, exchange of ideas, numerical flexibility, development of conceptual knowledge and procedural fluency.  This can be confusing for those of us that were not taught math in this manner.   This parent math blog will provide parents with important information regarding our math curriculum, and hopefully answer some questions and lessen any confusion.

We are asking all parents to sign up to receive periodic updates as we post to our math blog. On the top left, use your email address to sign up for the blog.

This is one of many steps we are taking to keep our parents involved and informed on curriculum and instruction at Paine Intermediate School.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Stadium

Administrators were given a sneak peek at the new stadium this afternoon.  We are so impressed with this beautiful facility that will be used for many athletic events!  Go huskies!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Emergency Drills Today

Paine Intermediate Parents:

Paine Intermediate School engaged in the following three emergency preparedness drills today: Severe Weather Drill, Fire Drill and Intruder Drill. We started at approximately 8:10 a.m. and were finished with all three drills by 9:05 a.m. Teachers have reviewed  procedures and steps students should take for the various drills since the beginning of the school year, and again just this week.

The Intruder Drill was a collaborative effort between our School Resource Officers and the administration here at Paine Intermediate. All students and teachers immediately housed themselves for a temporary period of time in their designated safe place.

Our fire and severe weather drills are more routine drills that students participate in on a monthly basis. As expected, all students and staff immediately positioned themselves for a temporary period of time in their designated safe place.

We appreciate the students outstanding behavior and cooperation. All drills today were a success and we commend everyone involved!

Week of October 20th

Week of October 20

Mon, October 20
A Day
A Day

2:00 dismissal

Tues, October 21
B Day

Wed, October 22

Club Day

Drama Rehearsal 

Thurs, October 23
C Day

Coffee with the Principal @ 9:00 a.m. (Topic-ACT Aspire Assessment Results)
Fri, October 24
D Day

Friday Freeze

School Picture Deadline

PTO Yearbook Deadline

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Coffee With the Principal

Come out and enjoy time at your child's school by attending...

Coffee With the Principal

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Paine Intermediate School-Amphitheater

Various curriculum and instruction topics will be discussed. Parents in attendance will receive their child's ACT Aspire standardized test score results.

Hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kona Ice Party

Students who sold $25 or more during our recent fund raising event were treated to a Kona Ice party compliments of our Paine PTO.  Thanks to everyone who made this fund raiser such a success!

Anchor Charts in the Classroom!

Great anchor charts in our classrooms! Take a look at a few of them...